CV

Exhibitions:

2019        Exhibitionism, TOC Gotanda Messe, Tokyo

2019        Prufrock, Stretch Gallery, Margate

2018/19   Exhibitionism, ICC, Sydney

2018       The Rolling Stones Pop-Up, Selfridges, London

2018       The Sex Show, Viking Gallery, Margate

2018        Exhibitionism, The Musicians Hall of Fame, Nashville

2018        Nothing from Nothing, Limbo, Margate

2017/18   Exhibitionism, The Palazzo, Las Vegas

2017       Creative Climate Awards, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, New York

2017       UCA MA Show, Canterbury, Kent

2017       Exhibitionism, Navy Pier Festival Hall, Chicago

2017       Littoral Light II, Ramsgate Arts Festival, Kent

2017       Afternoon Tea, Chiara Williams, Margate Festival, Kent

2016/17  Exhibitionism, Industria, New York

2016       Littoral Light Exhibition, (co-Founder), Ramsgate Arts Festival, Kent

2016       Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones, Saatchi Gallery, London

2016       Accrochage, Albus 3 Gallery, Northampton

2016       Boy decomposing a tablecloth, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent

2016       Salvage.Restore.Repair, Gallery202

2016       Sweet 'Art Hand Maid, Hoxton Arches, London

2016       Chroma: Red Exhibition, Safehouse 1, London

2015       Susan Fletcher in conversation with Alain Urrutia, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, Kent

2015       Make/Create, The Crypt Gallery, London (Selected by The Griffin Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust)

2015       Soil, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent

2014       Thanet Open, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent

2014       Chiaroscuro, Deesons Gallery, Canterbury, Kent

2014       Light out of Dark, The Brewery Tap. SOLO EXHIBITION, Folkestone, Kent    

2014       The Signature Art Prize, National finalist for sculpture, Whitechapel, London                                                   

2014       Trouble and Strife, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, Kent  

2013       A Response to the Nature of Landscape, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

2013       Subset, George’s House Gallery. Strange Cargo, Folkestone, Kent

2013       MA 2013, The Kirk Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, Kent

2012       The Dreamlife of Debris, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent


Awards:

2015       ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent

2014       Royal Society of Sculptors, Bursary Awards, HIGHLY COMMENDED, London

2014       SOLO EXHIBITION, University for the Creative Arts, Folkestone, Kent

2014       NATIONAL FINALIST FOR SCULPTURE, The Signature Art Prize, London

1998       WINNER, Menswear Mohair Design competition, G.F.T, Turin, Italy

1988       FINALIST, Du Pont/Observer National Young Designer Award, London

1988       WINNER, Menswear Uniform Design, Mitchells and Butler, Birmingham


Education:

2013       University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. MA Fine Art, (Distinction)

1989       Birmingham University, BA Fashion & Textile Design, (First Class Honours)

 

Biography

Susan Fletcher is a British artist based on the Kent coast.

Initiating her studies in Theatre Design, Susan later progressed into Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham University. After graduating, she worked with leading designers in Paris and London and went on to run her own fashion design label, Fletcher Joyce, with a client list including The Rolling Stones and George Michael. Her fashion creations have been displayed in exhibitions worldwide.

Deciding to continue her studies at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Susan graduated with an MA Fine Art in 2013. She was later invited to develop her love of sculpture and installation during a ten month residency at UCA in 2015 and has since gone on to develop work that has been shown both locally and internationally. She was the co-founder and producer of the hugely successful light exhibitions Littoral Light on Ramsgate’s tidal shores.

Susan’s work explores fragile human conditions through installation, sculpture and light. Her work is a process of becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. Works are characterised by the use of discarded found objects where she incorporates her hand crafted processes of burning, puncturing, suturing and casting to create altered states. Her attention to detail, which was originally developed as a fashion designer, has been central to her artistic practice through the mediums of large scale installation through to the micro detail in her sculptural constructions.